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Man charged with attempted rape and murder

A 30-year-old man has been charged with murder and attempted rape after a woman's body was found in a field in Berkshire.

Krishnamaya Mabo, aged, 39, was found in a field at Arborfield on Monday afternoon. A post-mortem examination showed she had suffocated.

Glenn John Nelson, of Eversley Road, Arborfield, has been charged with murdering Krishnamaya Mabo, whose body was found near Robin Hood Copse. He has been remanded in custody to appear before Reading Magistrates' Court later.

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Garrison issues statement about Arborfield death

Police have confirmed that Krishnamaya Mabo is the woman found in a field in Berkshire Credit: Thames Valley Police

Officials at the military garrison in Arborfield near Reading have issued a statement following the formal identification of a woman whose body was found in a field near the base in Berkshire on Monday 3rd June 2013.

Earlier today Thames Valley Police said the woman had been formally identified as 39-year-old Krishnamaya Mabo, a Nepalese national. Detectives have been granted a 36-hour extension to continue questioning a 30-year-old man arrested on suspicion of her murder.

The statement from the garrison reads:

'It is with deep sadness that the community of Arborfield Garrison learned of the tragic loss of Krishnamaya Mabo, the wife of a Ministry of Defence Employee serving within the Garrison. Naturally our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this difficult time.'.

Murder inquiry police given extra time to question man

Thames Valley Police investigating the death of a woman whose was found in a field in Berkshire have been granted a 36-hour extension to continue questioning a man arrested on suspicion of her murder.

Detectives were granted the extra time at Reading Magistrates Court this morning.

The body of Krishnamaya Mabo, aged 39, was found in a field off Robin Hood Copse in Arborfield on the afternoon of Monday 3rd June 2013.

Police reveal post mortem examination result

Krishnamaya Mabo was reported missing on the morning of Monday 3rd June 2013 Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police have revealed the results of a post mortem examination on a body found in a field in Arborfield, Berkshire on the afternoon of Monday 3rd June 2013.

Although formal identification has not yet taken place, police say it is believed that the body is that of 39-year-old Krishnamaya Mabo, a Nepalese woman who had been reported missing earlier that day.

A Home Office pathologist who carried out a post mortem examination at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading on Tuesday 4th June 2013 said the cause of death was asphyxiation.

The investigation by Thames Valley Police continues. A 30-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.

Anyone with information can contact Thames Valley Police by telephoning 101, quoting URN 48 of 3/6/13.

Berkshire body believed to be that of missing woman

Krishnamaya Mabo was reported missing on Monday 3rd June 2013

Thames Valley Police are continuing to question a 30-year-old man in connection with the murder of a woman whose body was found in Arborfield in Berkshire.

The body was discovered in a field off Robin Hood Copse between Castle Hill and Eversley Road at about 1pm on Monday 3rd June 2013.

Thames Valley Police said that although a formal identification process had not yet taken place, the dead woman was believed to be 39-year-old Krishnamaya Mabo, a Nepalese woman reported missing early on 3rd June 2013. The body was found during a major search involving a police helicopter and dogs.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Gill Wootton, of Thames Valley Police said:

“We are providing support to Krishnamaya’s family at this extremely distressing time and are keeping them fully informed on the progress of our investigation.

"A Home Office Forensic Pathologist attended the scene yesterday and a post-mortem examination is due to be carried out later today (4/6).

“We are now working to establish Krishnamaya’s movements on the evening of Sunday 2 June.

"I would like to appeal to anyone who was walking in fields or woodland between Castle Hill and Eversley Road on Sunday afternoon or evening, to come forward if they have not already spoken to us.”

Anyone with information can contact Thames Valley Police by telephoning 101, quoting URN 48 of 3/6/13.

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Family of missing woman being supported by police

A murder investigation has been launched following the discovery of a woman's body in a field off Robin Hood Copse. Extensive inquiries are now under way to establish how the woman died and a post-mortem examination will now be carried out by a Home Office pathologist. The woman has not been formally identified, but we are keeping the family of the missing woman updated on any developments and they are being supported by specially-trained family liaison officers.

– Detective Chief Inspector Gill Wootton, Thames Valley Police

Arrest after woman's body found

Detectives investigating the discovery of a woman's body in a field in Arborfield yesterday afternoon, have arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of murder.

The man, who was living at an address in the local area, remains in police custody.

Extensive enquiries are now under way to establish how the woman died and a post-mortem examination will now be carried out by a Home Office pathologist. The woman has not been formally identified, but we are keeping the family of the missing woman updated on any developments and they are being supported by specially trained family liaison officers.

– Det Ch Insp Gill Wootton, Senior Investigating Officer
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